Contracts for Deed are used as a form of owner financing of real estate. An owner and a buyer enter into a contract in which the owner agrees to give the buyer a deed after the buyer pays the owner a certain amount of money. Usually the contract requires the buyer to make payments over time with interest payable on the unpaid balance. After the buyer pays all of the payments called for under the contract, the owner gives the buyer a deed to the property. During the term of the contract for deed, the buyer is entitled to possession of the real estate and may be required to keep the property insured and pay the real estate taxes, or reimburse the Seller for same.
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